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Finishing a Watercolor Painting in the Mountains

Colorful watercolor of Mountain rocks garden

Unfinished Watercolor

Every watercolor I work on is an exercise in capturing the flickering light that is experienced in nature. I try to combine that light with colorful elements that flash before me while I move through an area. I love spending time in the mountains in the summer because I can get outside and hike around to experience these elements easily.

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Fantasy Mountain Garden

Here are some photo notes I took yesterday on a walk.

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Winter Watercolor Studies

Pursuing a new direction is always tough.  Stepping out of the comfort zone and finding the time to work on new ideas is also a challenge.  I managed to do some works this winter that I had been thinking about for  while.  I am not sure where it will take me.  

 

 

 

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Version #2 Trish’s Cutting Garden

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Making Progress with Watercolors
This is my first session on my 2nd painting of Trish’s Cutting Garden.  The previous painting I stuck with a little too long.  There is a lot of detail but it is a little overworked.  This time I am trying for a looser approach.  The progressive photos will help.  The format is different 10″h x 8″w.  This time no pencil marks.  I am using the Ampersand clay board designed for watercolor. The surface really grabs the color.  There  will be no pushing, or removing color from this surface.